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Nigeria: Christians Pray, Fast for Divine Intervention Amidst Death Threats from Islamists

By Ivana Kvesic – “Christians throughout Nigeria are fasting to invoke divine intervention and protection from the Islamic cult, Boko Haram, that has threatened to attack Nigerian Christians on the anniversary of their founder’s death.

Churches and their followers all over the country have begun a 21-day period of fasting in the hope of divine intervention to avert the looming attack.

Due to heightened insecurity, church attendance has dropped significantly in recent weeks. Less than half of those that attended church regularly can be found in attendance due to safety concerns.

Bombs have been going off on a daily basis in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, while the Nigerian capital of Abuja faced a bomb attack on a car park last month.

The anniversary attack is expected to occur on July 30, the day Boko Haram was founded by former leader Mohammed Yusuf.

Yusuf died in police custody in 2009, and was allegedly killed while trying to escape from prison.

Boko Haram, which can be translated to figuratively mean, ‘Western or non-Islamic education is a sin,’ claims that it is fighting for the establishment of an Islamic state in Nigeria.” Read more.

July 9, 2011: Islamist Terror Group in Nigeria to Muslims: Stay Away from Christians … Because They Are Now Targets of Attacks – “The Boko Haram menace has taken a dramatic twist with its call on all Muslims in Nigeria to stay away from Christians, Security Agents, Government institutions and functions or face death. It maintained that since the present Federal Government is not Islamic, every employee is considered an infidel marked for elimination… The deadly group urged Muslims to stay away from Christians, their houses, businesses and churches because they are targets of attacks.” Read more.

  1. 08/01/2011 at 1:22 AM

    I think we need to join them.


  2. ICA
    08/01/2011 at 2:06 AM


    Hebrews 13:3, “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”


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